AMD just announced the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X at Computex 2019 and this is the top of the line mainstream CPU that AMD has to offer right now. The CPU offers 12 cores and 24 threads, similar to the 9920X from Intel but the AMD Ryzen 3900X costs less than half.
The name of the product might seem like it is going to compete with the Intel 9900K but it offers more cores and more threads than what Intel is offering. In the Computex 2019 demo, the AMD Ryzen 9 was put side by side with the Intel 9920X and the AMD Ryzen 3900X was able to beat it. Keep in mind that the 9920X is an $1100 processor while the AMD Ryzen 9 is priced at $500. This is a major difference.
The AMD Ryzen 9 is based on the 7nm process and the Zen 2 architecture. The chip also supports PCIe 4.0 which offers a much higher bandwidth as compared to PCIe 3.0. AMD also compared the graphics between an AMD rig that used the AMD Ryzen 3900X with the new AMD Navi graphics card alongside the top of the line chip that Intel had to offer and we could see the difference in the benchmarks. The AMD Ryzen 9 system was able to perform much better.
The AMD Ryzen 9 is going to release later this year along with the AMD Ryzen 3800X and the AMD Ryzen 3700X CPUs that come with 8 cores and 16 threads. They are a bit cheaper than the top of the line model that AMD has to offer and should fulfill your needs if you are interested in gaming or content creation or even both.
AMD Lisa Su also confirmed that the upcoming PS5 is going to be powered by AMD Zen 2 cores and an AMD Navi graphics solution. This is going to be a custom solution and it will be interesting to see how this is going to be different compared to the custom chip that AMD is making for the next Xbox.
Let us know what you think about the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X and whether or not this is something that you are interested in getting.